Assistive technology news and info.
The American Printing House for the Blind has released an update for its free Braille Blaster translation software which includes experimental support for braille graphics for some ViewPlus embossers.
The Center on Disabilities at California State University Northridge has opened the call for general session papers for the 2020 edition of its conference.
Perhaps the most important access technology survey is back for another round, allowing screen reader users from across the world to sound off.
Google has added an additional way to turn on TalkBack, at least for Pixel devices.
Two JAWS updates have been released this month by Freedom Scientific, fixing a variety of bugs with Skype, Slack, Outlook and other applications.
A new pilot experience has been launched to offer accessible versions of instructions for Lego bricks and sets.
AIRA has announced that calls of five minutes or less on its service will now be free.
If you're headed to the NFB convention in Las Vegas, there are a growing number of services which can help make your busy convention just a bit less busy and more affordable. From rides and food to groceries and massages, one or many of the below services may help you.
TapTapSee Creators Announce Next Generation of On-device Image Recognition; Detailed Descriptions in a Quarter
A new image recognition service from the Makers of TapTapSee may be coming to your smartphone soon, but this one is a bit different.
Ready to roll Version 2.0 released, bringing app redesign, new sound customisation options, fate dice
Ready to Roll, an app by Blind Sparrow Interactive, which allows blind and visually impaired people to roll dice quickly and ifficiently, has just received its first major update.
WebAim, popularly known for collecting and distributing data on screen reader trends over time, has recently released a new survey seeking to collect information on eBooks as used by those with visual impairments. Participants are also optionally eligible to receive a free eBook by providing their email address at the end of the survey.
NVAccess is attempting to gather information about the satisfaction of current NVDA users. To this end, they have created a short survey attempting to determine whether current NVDA users would recommend the screen reader and their primary use cases when using NVDA.
You can Take the survey here.
Apple has recently added a new feature to their Apple Support App enabling customers in the United States to receive expert assistance directly from the messages app.
The Windows 10 Spring 2019 update is now available for general use, and it once again brings a host of accessibility and other improvements. Read on to learn what's new or how to get it now.
HumanWare's Reveal family of video magnifiers, announced this past January, are now available for purchase.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is this Thursday, and over 60 events have been scheduled to help mark the occasion.
Google Adds Additional Ways to Enable Accessibility, Other Tweaks in Android Q Accessibility Services
Google's latest version of Android, discussed today at Google IO, is featuring a variety of changes, including some new options for accessibility and developers.
Despite a slightly higher cost and new way to obtain it, the Orbit Reader is still available for purchase, according to the company.
The newest offering from Winston Chen, creator of the popular Voice Dream suite of apps, including Voice Dream Reader, Writer, and Mail, now includes Voice Dream Scanner, an OCR app which integrates with Voice Dream Reader for a seamless experience.
Android Accessibility Suite, the app which now includes TalkBack and other accessibility services, has reached version 7.3 with several improvements aimed at easier navigation and reading.
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